Spike TV has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to “Harvest” from Bruckheimer TV, TheWrap has confirmed.
Written by Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan (“12 Monkeys,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”), “Harvest” follows a cemetery caretaker who is coerced by his estranged father into the black-market tissue and body parts trade. The series is Spike’s first scripted drama in nine years.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers, and KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer. Sobel and Morgan are co-executive producers on “Harvest,” from Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Levy, Senior Vice President of Scripted Original Series Ted Gold, and Vice President of Original Series Justin Lacob will oversee the project.
“This network is the perfect place to push the envelope with edgy characters and unique material,” said Bruckheimer in a statement. “Sharon Levy and her team have supported and nurtured this great concept.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the incredibly creative and innovative visionary Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon Television for our first scripted dramatic series in almost a decade,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. “We are confident that Harvest will build off the success of Tut which delivered strong ratings and new viewers to the channel.”
The network, which has found success with “Lip Sync Battle” from executive producer Jimmy Fallon, is making a shift to scripted fare, beginning with last month’s event series “Tut” starring Ben Kingsley.
“Tut” scored 1.7 million total viewers in its premiere, adding another 900,000 audience members over the course of two encores, the highest draw for Spike in the time slot in seven years.